Hardaway lands pair of Memphis standouts, including son
4/13/2018 12:37:46 AM EST
Memphis coach Penny Hardaway did not have to go too far to find his first two recruits, whose signings were announced by the school Thursday.
Hardaway's son, Jayden Hardaway, will join his dad's program along with fellow top recruit Alex Lomax, who also played for Hardaway at Memphis East High School. Meanwhile, former NBA guard Mike Miller has agreed to join Hardaway's staff as an assistant coach, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.
The younger Hardaway is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who spent last season at IMG Academy in Florida. Before heading south, he played for his dad at Memphis East as well as on a team in the AAU circuit.
Lomax is a 5-foot-10 guard who initially committed to Wichita State, but coach Gregg Marshall released him from his letter of intent after Memphis hired Hardaway. Lomax has played for Hardaway since the fifth grade and helped Memphis East win three consecutive state titles in Class AAA.
Miller, 38, reportedly will join former Memphis standout Tony Madlock on Hardaway's coaching staff. Miller spent seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies during his 17-year career.
"I'm so excited at the prospect of joining Coach Hardaway at Memphis in no small part due to the fact that basketball is woven into the fabric of this city," Miller said in a statement published by the Commercial Appeal.
--Field Level Media